Ralph McTell (born Ralph May, 3 December 1944) is an English singer-songwriter best known for his song “Streets Of London”, a much-covered ballad about the homelessness crisis in England’s capital (London).
McTell began his music career as a busker after becoming acquainted with London’s coffee shop scene. He has released albums both as a solo artist and with collaborators in six different decades.
He splits his time between homes in London and Cornwall and continues to tour, though he does so now less frequently in order to spend more time with his grandchildren.
Quiz Show Appearances
Pointless Celebrities, Season Eleven Episode 20 (24/11/2018) McTell appeared on a music special alongside fellow singer Barbara Dixon. McTell and Dixon were eliminated in the second round.